Glenwood Adventure Park creating Haunted Mine Drop 110 feet inside the mountain
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Haunted Mine Drop at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is being promoted as the first drop ride in the world to go underground, dropping riders 110 feet down inside the mountain. The grand opening date for the Haunted Mine Drop will be announced soon.
It’s located at the mountain-top Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, at an elevation of 7,000 feet, overlooking Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley.
Anticipation has been building for months for thrill seekers and fans of dark rides and the paranormal. Earlier this year, the Haunted Mine Drop was named one of the 12 Most Anticipated Theme Park Rides of 2017 by USA Today.
The ride was constructed by Stan Checketts’ Soaring Eagle in Logan, Utah. He also built the park’s Giant Canyon Swing and the Stratosphere Tower Big Shot in Las Vegas and has thrill rides located across the globe.
Mark McDonough’s St. Louis-based Creative Visions did the theming for the attraction. The company has developed characters for clients including Universal Studios Theme Parks, SeaWorld, Knott’s Berry Farm, MGM Grand Adventure, Six Flags and David Copperfield.
The Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is one of Glenwood Springs’ most popular attractions, featuring cave tours, thrill rides, restaurants, kids’ activities, special events and more. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Glenwood Springs, the Adventure Park sits on top of Iron Mountain with breathtaking views of the Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding mountains.
For more information, visit http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com.
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